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Reference Charts

Reference charts, tables and information. Get woodworking reference and conversion charts in South Africa from Tools4Wood

Take a Peek Into a Kreg Joint

The Kreg Customer Service Team gets a lot of questions about choosing the correct screw for a given material thickness. There are guides that came with your Kreg Jig®, and are also included on every package of Kreg Screws, but it can still be very useful to get a look… Read more

Get To Know Drill Bits

Get To Know Drill Bits

To drill a hole in any material, the correct type of drill bit must be used. For basic requirements, a set of high-speed steel twist drills and some masonry bits will probably be sufficient for the average handyman. But for more sophisticated jobs/material, others bits will be required – perhaps… Read more

Hardwood or softwood?


Do you know the difference between hardwood and softwood? Or why it is essential to let wood settle in before you use it? Hardwoods tend to be deciduous meaning they lose their leaves in winter. While most hardwoods are indeed hard, some are soft. Balsawood is the softest commercially available… Read more

Router Bit Product Knowledge

ROUTER BIT PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE Important Information on Router Use – Router bits are for use with router machines only. – Always wear ear and eye protection. – Follow all safety precautions and follow the instructions included with your router. – Never use bits that are dull or damaged. – Do… Read more

Jigsaw Blade Product Knowledge

Jigsaw Blade Product Knowledge You’re building a go-kart and have to saw the steering wheel into shape. Or you want to saw cutouts in a wooden box to make it easier to carry. It is best to use a jigsaw for jobs like these where you have to saw a… Read more

Choosing a circular saw blade

Anti-kick Saw Blades: A particular circular saw blades (CSB) shoudler design that is engineered to improve the ease of cut and reduce the effect of the saw blade kicking back due to overfeeding.Arbor: The saw motor shaft that rotates the saw blade. Often referred to as the mandrel. Bore: The… Read more

Choosing the correct Kreg Screw

A reference guide to selecting the correct Kreg (pocket hole) screw for your timber. by Kregtool.com Kreg Tool Tip: Working with Different Board Thicknesses | When joining boards of two different thicknesses edge-to-edge or end-to-edge, set your Kreg Jig® according to the thickness of the thinner board. The picture shows… Read more

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